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What are foods with milk in them that should be avoided with a milk allergy?

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These foods often have cow's milk protein. Check their labels before buying. If you're eating out, ask if milk was used to make them.

  • Au gratin dishes and white sauces
  • Baked goods -- bread, cookies, crackers, cakes
  • Cake mix
  • Cereals
  • Chewing gum
  • Chocolate and cream candy
  • Coffee creamers
  • Creamed or scalloped foods
  • Donuts
  • Malted milk
  • Margarine
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Meats -- canned and processed, including cold cuts and deli meats
  • Nougat, found in some candy
  • Salad dressings
  • Sherbet

From: Living With a Milk Allergy WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Milk Allergy."

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network: "Milk."

Food Allergy Initiative: "Milk Allergy."

GirlsHealth.gov: "Milk Allergy."

Go Ask Alice, Columbia University: "Milk allergy or lactose intolerance?"

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on May 7, 2019

SOURCES:

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Milk Allergy."

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network: "Milk."

Food Allergy Initiative: "Milk Allergy."

GirlsHealth.gov: "Milk Allergy."

Go Ask Alice, Columbia University: "Milk allergy or lactose intolerance?"

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on May 7, 2019

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